With its expanse of natural beauty,
promises golfers a
varied panorama of superb golf courses in choice locations. Just
cast your eyes on the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River, the
Rivière Richelieu, or the wooded Laurentian mountains, dotted
with glistening lakes. You'll see why this is home to some of
Canada's most beautiful courses. In September and October,
golfers are treated to a backdrop of stunning autumn colours in
wonderful contrast with the emerald green of the fairways.
Quebec courses are regularly selected to host major
tournaments, and many have received a rating of three stars or more
from Golf Digest. Most of Quebec's 300 courses are located
close to Montreal and Quebec City. These two cities
boast a rich cultural and historical heritage and offer visitors
celebrations and festivals galore.
Here's a sample of the golf experiences in Quebec:
Le Diable is a beautiful and entertaining championship course
designed by course architects Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry. Host of
the 1999 Export-A Skins Game, Le Diable has breathtaking views on
the 2nd, 6th and 15th holes. The devil's one hole is a never-ending
600-yard par 5 on the 5th.
Club De Golf L'Esterel
has been awarded a silver medal as one of
Canada's Top 25 Golf Resorts by Golf Ranking Magazine. A complete
four-season resort, L'Esterel features 5,000 acres of lakes, forests
and mountains. The course is well groomed with rolling fairways and
water coming into play on 10 holes.
Fairmont Club De Golf Manoir Richelieu
has been called one of the finest golf courses in Canada. Perched high above the
majestic St. Lawrence River, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club
follows the scenic lay of the land, creating a superb and
challenging golf course.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello and Club De Golf Le Château
gives you a whole
new perspective on the perfect golf getaway. You'll enjoy
comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a challenging golf
course that just happens to be surrounded by some of the most
magnificent scenery in the Outaouais region.
The prestigious 4.5 stars rating from Golf Digest is an indication
of the superb quality of Le Géant. With a
Golf Canada ranking of the best New Golf Course in 1997, master golf
architect Thomas McBroom designed this impeccably groomed course.
The course features split level plateaus carved out of the
mountainside and breathtaking views at every turn. Look for trouble
on the tough par 4, 492-yard 8th hole.
Le Maître de Mont-Tremblant and Club De Golf Mont-Tremblant is a most
complete course, offering 18 memorable holes that stretch across
three topographical areas. Nine tee decks are elevated, creating
panoramic views of the ruggedly beautiful Mont-Tremblant region. In
2001, Le Maitre was named best new enterprise in the Tremblant
region and received best new course in Quebec.
Club de Golf and Châlets Royal Laurentien
was rated one of the Top 10 in Quebec and in the Top 100 in
Canada, with 80 sand traps and 13 water hazards strewn across the
well-conditioned course. The views of the Laurentien Mountains on
the 1st hole are memorable. Designed by M. Gabriel Menard, the
course's five tee-off positions make this an enjoyable golf
experience for players of all levels.
Gray Rocks (Club De Golf Gray Rocks), home to 2 golf courses, was voted the
best family golf resort of 2000 by Quebec's Golf Ranking Magazine.
La Belle (The Beauty) provides 6,270 yards and 18 holes of mountain
views. La Bete (The Beast) is a championship-calibre Graham Cooke
designs, spanning 6,825-yards (par-72) offering views of the
Laurentian Mountains and the Devils River.
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